Alzheimer’s Updates

Can it be true – can we drink beer to ward off Alzheimer’s disease? An ingredient in beer hops, xanthohumol (also known as Xn) has been shown to protect the brains of mice from cell damage according to a report by Dr. Jianguo Fang in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Fang said that Xn was shown to not …

Understanding the differences between Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and a Skilled Nursing Facility

You are not alone if you find yourself confused between the many different options when it comes to care types and styles of senior living communities. While ISL Communities offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care, let me give you a brief description of the four most dominate senior living options available. Independent Senior Living Communities are best suited …

Valentine’s Day for that Senior in Your Life

By Judith Jones, Claremont Place As we all know, Valentine’s Day conjures up thoughts of romance and love. We appreciate the extra attention we get on February 14th, , often evoking the warm feelings felt when we first fell in love. But for seniors, Valentine’s Day can be a day of mixed feelings. For many of our residents, the love …

CAREGIVERS

By Tricia Elliker, Community Marketing Director at Claremont Place Senior Living. If you are a caregiver, consider making some special caregiver resolutions this New Year. Go beyond the pledge to loose weight, work out or give up that favorite no-no and think about resolutions that promote your health and wellbeing in a positive way. The New Year is a good …

Alzheimer’s News

There is a new film coming out in January about Alzheimer’s that is receiving a lot of attention. The film is “Still Alice” starring Julianne Moore. Moore plays Alice Howland, a brilliant college professor grappling with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Happily married with three grown children, the renowned linguistics professor starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and …

Tax Season is a Good Time to Talk Money

When it comes time to do taxes, it can also be a good time to start the conversation about money with the senior in your life. Discussions about their financial well-being are necessary but not easy. But tax time is an excellent time to open the dialogue — and perhaps an upside to this trying annual rite we experience each …

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Senior in Your Life

HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING Having trouble buying holiday gifts for people who’ve already had a full life of being naughty and nice? What can you give them that they haven’t already bought for themselves? We have a few ideas that will please the senior in your life. The key to holiday gift giving for seniors is to remember what their individual …

10 Caregiver Survival Tips

November is a month that celebrates many events like voting, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving and even family caregivers. Yes every November family caregivers are reflected upon and we would like to take a moment to acknowledge all the sacrifices and help they provide for those that need assistance. And while November may be the official month to recognize the a caregiver, …

Make the Holidays Better for the Senior in Your Life

Easy Tips to Keep in Mind This Season The holidays can be a wonderful time of year, especially when families and friends get together to share the old times and the new. Yet for seniors, the joy of the gatherings and the season in general can be a mixed bag of eager anticipation and additional stress. Careful Planning: Before an …

Alzheimer’s Breakthrough

As the nation celebrates Alzheimer’s Awareness month every November it gives all of us the opportunity to learn more about what is being done to find a cure for the disease. Recently the New York Times reported on an important breakthrough. Two Boston neuroscientists Doo Yeon Kim and Rudolph Tanzi created what many are calling “Alzheimer’s in a Dish”- a …